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Wolfgang S.

Success through competence in German and English as a Second Language

Success through competence in German and English as a Second Language

$65/hour

  • 465 hours tutoring

  • San Antonio, TX 78252

About Wolfgang


Bio

I spent two decades of my professional life teaching English in Germany, authoring and co-authoring textbooks for the English classroom. Since I have been living in the United States I enjoy teaching German from beginner to college level. My teaching experience ranges from children at the elementary school level till adults, who need German language skills for their career or for enrichment.

During my stay in the US, I had the opportunity to develop curricula for teaching German in public...

I spent two decades of my professional life teaching English in Germany, authoring and co-authoring textbooks for the English classroom. Since I have been living in the United States I enjoy teaching German from beginner to college level. My teaching experience ranges from children at the elementary school level till adults, who need German language skills for their career or for enrichment.

During my stay in the US, I had the opportunity to develop curricula for teaching German in public schools as well as private schools and wrote articles in the field of German literature. Undoubtedly, my academic background (MA in German and English and a Ph.D. in the field of education) helps me to provide solid work for my students.

Back in Germany as well here in the States, I had ample opportunities to teach individual students German or English as a Foreign Language. The age range was as young as 8 while my oldest student was 78. I am looking forward to pass on my knowledge and skills in the German language to anybody who is curious and interested in learning this language in the San Antonio area, which I call home since the end of 2014 or online with anybody in the world. Willkommen! Welcome.

What is my approach? First of all, I listen carefully, very carefully. I believe it is important for an excellent job to know precisely what my client wants to accomplish. Understanding this is the prerequisite to give good advice, guidance and then, of course, a plan, a kind of strategy to follow in order to reach these goals. There will be a permanent interaction between my client and myself to monitor the progress, eventually speed up the tempo or, if necessary, to slow down.

There is no dogma; there is only one main criterion: success.


Education

Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Education, Modern Languages
University of California, Santa Barbara
Masters
LaSalle University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: Online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of San Antonio, TX 78252
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/8/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

German

German

First of all, I graduated from a German university (Humboldt University, Berlin) with an M.A. in English and EFL and a B.A. in German. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, I earned the M.A. degree in German language and culture. In Germany, I had been teaching in the public school system as well had been tutoring English as a Foreign Language. Since my relocation to the United States in 1991 I had been teaching German in the Texan public school system as well had been tutoring German and ESL to quite a number of students, ranging from 8 to 58. One of my teaching approaches is to teach the way the student is able to learn.

Language

German

German

First of all, I graduated from a German university (Humboldt University, Berlin) with an M.A. in English and EFL and a B.A. in German. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, I earned the M.A. degree in German language and culture. In Germany, I had been teaching in the public school system as well had been tutoring English as a Foreign Language. Since my relocation to the United States in 1991 I had been teaching German in the Texan public school system as well had been tutoring German and ESL to quite a number of students, ranging from 8 to 58. One of my teaching approaches is to teach the way the student is able to learn.

Summer

German

German

First of all, I graduated from a German university (Humboldt University, Berlin) with an M.A. in English and EFL and a B.A. in German. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, I earned the M.A. degree in German language and culture. In Germany, I had been teaching in the public school system as well had been tutoring English as a Foreign Language. Since my relocation to the United States in 1991 I had been teaching German in the Texan public school system as well had been tutoring German and ESL to quite a number of students, ranging from 8 to 58. One of my teaching approaches is to teach the way the student is able to learn.

Ratings and Reviews


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Learning German THE RIGHT WAY

I've now had four lessons with Wolfgang, and I've gone from speaking a few words, to learning basic sentence structure, intros and greetings, as well as proper pronunciation. Wolfgang is a master at his craft with all his knowledge of the German Language. He has been very patient with me, especially my pronunciation, and takes the time to make sure I understand all of the material I am learning. I'm looking forward to seeing how much farther along I am after four more lessons.

John, 4 lessons with Wolfgang

Very Flexible!

Wolfgang is a great teacher! My schedule is very difficult and sometimes I do not get through the homework, but he is always ready to progress the lesson by other means. He is very good at keeping the lesson on track and maximizing your investment. Totally worth it!

Ryan, 16 lessons with Wolfgang

Excellent Tutor

Thanks to Wolfgang's teaching style, I have been making good progress in learning German. He helps me with right pronunciation, grammar, usage of expressions, and many more. He also talks about some general German culture norm just so that I am aware of it. He makes the learning really enjoyable. Thanks a lot!

E-June, 28 lessons with Wolfgang

Excellent, Knowledgeable and Funny

I have been learning German with Wolfgang for almost a year now and he is an amazing teacher. He is patient, has a great grasp on German language history and can tailor classes to fit your learning style. I would suggest him 10 out of 10 for any who is looking to learn German.

Kurleigh, 48 lessons with Wolfgang

Introductory lesson and understanding of my current knowledge level

Wolfgang was very professional and clear on how the process of learning German will work and be tailored to meet my specific needs. We started on some tasks and even have homework set for next week!

Jim, 4 lessons with Wolfgang

Wolfgang is the best.

Wolfgang is a great instructor. He is patient and clear. He possesses a depth of understanding for the material that is hard to find. He clearly explains concepts and provides excellent examples. Best of all he understands the small traps that appear while learning a language and can appropriately warn students so that the do not waste any time. You will indeed be fortunate to have Wolfgang as your instructor.

David, 59 lessons with Wolfgang

First Lesson is reason for bright hope!

So enjoyed my first lesson with Wolfgang! His comprehensive approach and patient, reassuring manner has already given me greater confidence and every expectation that I might actually succeed at learning this new language. Danke, Wolfgang!

Marilyn, 22 lessons with Wolfgang

Big Help

I needed a little bit of direction and Wolfgang was able to come through in a pinch. He was able to help on short notice and was very helpful.

Alex, 1 lesson with Wolfgang

Wolfgang was an extraordinary, great teacher!!

Wolfgang was an extraordinary, great teacher!! My situation was very unique in that I spoke absolutely no German as of October 30th and I asked Wolfgang to teach me enough of the language so that I could correctly give my daughter's toast for her wedding in German language. I wrote the toast out completely in English and Wolfgang then translated it into the German version. In 6-8 sessions where he showed incredible skills on pronouncing words and inflection and pauses and even when to slow down and emphasize something - thus I gave the 2 page toast flawless. If there was a category above excellent in teaching skills- patience and getting results that is where I would put him. He and he alone made the room clap after the toast!!! If you need a German tutor in any way he should be your 1st choice! You, my friend, will be thanking me and you will never be disappointed!!

Robert, 24 lessons with Wolfgang

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